1911 Empire overthrown; republic; warlords.
1927 Kuomingtang under Chiang Kai-Shek unifies most of China.
1931 Japan invades Manchuria.
1932 Japanese occupy Yixian, Jinzhou. “Manchukuo” established under Pu Yi.
1934 Long March: Communists to Yan’an.
1937 Japan attacks deep into China. Communist-Kuomingtang alliance.
1945 Japanese surrender. Jinzhou occupied by Russians. Chinese communists, and Kuomingtang.
1946 – 1948 Kuomingtang-Communist Civil War
1948 Siege of Jinzhou.
1949 People’s Republic Proclaimed. Communists take Sichuan. Chiang Kai-Shek to Taiwan.
1950 Land reform. China enters Korean War(to July 1953).
1951 Campaign to “suppress counterrevolutionaries” (Hui-ge executed). Three Anties Campaign.
1952 Five Anties Campaign.
1955 Campaign to “uncover hidden counter-revolutionaries” Nationalization.
1956 Hundred Flowers.
1957 Anti-Rightist Campaign.
1958 Great Leap Forward: backyard steel furnaces and communes.
1959 Famine (to 1961). Peng Dehuai challenges Mar, condemned. Campaign to catch “rightist opportunists”.
1963 Cultural Revolution starts.
1967 Marshals fail to stop Cultural Revolution. Tings in power in Sichuan.
1968 Sichuan Revolutionary Committee formed.
1969 IX Congress formalizes Cultural Revolution.
1970 Tings fired.
1971 Lin Biao dies.
1972 Nixon visit.
1973 Deng Xiaoping reappears.
1976 Zhou Enlai dies; Deng ousted. Demonstrations in Tiananmen Square. Mao dies; Gang of Four arrested.
1977 Deng back to power.
摘录自 Wild Swans。《鸿》